Saturday 25th April – ANZAC Day
Coronavirus Lockdown Day 34
1,026 cases: 2 new confirmed cases here in QLD. Australians across the country stood at the end of their driveways with candles (and the occasional musical instrument to play the last post) at 6 AM to watch a live-stream of the ANZAC Day dawn service. China reports ten days with no coronavirus deaths.
I got up and stood out on the street at 6 AM, along with around 1 in 4 houses in my street, and watched the live-streamed ANZAC service. It was quite moving.
I then went back to bed and somehow slept in until after eleven, when I drove down to the nearby servo to buy some milk.
Davies Park Market
Bronwen and I drove into West End and had a look at Davies Park Markets. We got there just as they were closing, but it was still pretty apparent that they were a lot smaller than usual.
After the markets we went for a wander along the river to see how inner-city coronavirus exercising was going.
After walking along the river we drove into the city, had lunch from Hungry Jack’s, and had a wander around the CBD. It was emptier than normal—but really didn’t look much different.
We continued on through the CBD to the ANZAC Memorial, which had a few wreaths laid around it.
New Farm Park & Brisbane Powerhouse
As it began to get dark we drove down to New Farm Park and Brisbane Powerhouse and had a little wander around them, before driving to Bronwen’s parents’ place, where Bronwen spent the night.
I stayed up very late.